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FIH Olympic Qualifier (Men) Kakamigahara 2012

Kakamigahara, Japan - April 26 - May 6, 2012
Local time is 10:02pm

Brazil v Japan

Pool A

# Info Date Teams Score Status Match Sheet
April 30th, 2012
8 Pool A 4:00pm Brazil BRA - JPN Japan 0 - 11 (0 - 6) Final    x 3  

Match Report

Brazil 0, Japan 11

Japan stayed undefeated at the Men’s Olympic Qualification Tournament after a convincing 11-0 victory against Brazil. Japan is 3-0 in three games, but the hosts and second-seeded team at this event still have their two biggest games to play in the last two days of the round robin with South Africa and China coming up.

Japan wasted no time getting started, opening about 20 seconds into action on its first trip down field. The 1-0 lead stood for about seven minutes until Japan put in three goals in less than two minutes, leaving the Brazilians stunned by the rapid fire onslaught. Hiroki Sakamoto scored once in the flurry and Kenta Tanaka struck twice.

From there, Japan continued to roll, putting in two more penalty corner goals to close the first half with a 6-‘ lead. The second half was much of the same as Brazil could not keep pace with the quicker, more skilled Japan side. Japan’s scoring slowed a bit in the half, but the still added five goals in the half to bring the final to 11-0.

Kenta Tanaka paced all scorers with three goals in the win while Katsuyoshi Nagasawa and Hiroki Sakamoto scored two goals each.

CHN v RSA (Pool A) AUT v BRA (Pool A)


Team Pld W D L GD Pts
Pool A
Japan  JPN 5 4 1 0 21 13
South Africa  RSA 5 3 2 0 17 11
China  CHN 5 3 0 2 6 9
Austria  AUT 5 2 1 2 -1 7
Czech Republic  CZE 5 1 0 4 -7 3
Brazil  BRA 5 0 0 5 -36 0


May 6, 2012
CZE Czech Republic
Brazil BRA
CHN China
Austria AUT
JPN Japan
South Africa RSA
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